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Photographer:2nd-mate [View profile]Title:LOOTSGRACHTAdded:Sep 17, 2007
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1980-1989 (Over 3000gt)
Arriving in Amsterdam to discharge cacoa beans, next visit she will change her name to AVATAK, and go to Canada to supply the local village there, she stays under Spliethoff management!

IMO number : 8801618
Name of ship : LOOTSGRACHT
Call Sign : PFPT
Gross tonnage : 6037
Type of ship : General Cargo Ship
Year of build : 1989
Flag : Netherlands
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Lootsgracht (Until 2007 Jul)
- Tiger Speed (Until 1992 Jan)
- Mekhanik Volkosh (Until 1991 Dec)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:6,037 tons
Summer DWT:9,682 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Montreal
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:1989
AIS Information
Last known position:
46°50’18.87” N, 71°6’1.68” W
Speed, course (heading):
15.8kts, 93° (93°)
Arrival:3rd Nov 2018
00:00:40 UTC
Last update:
9 days 2 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 10th, 23:00:34 UTCContrecoeur
2018 August 4th, 15:00:00 UTCValleyfield
2018 June 24th, 01:00:30 UTCContrecoeur
2018 June 15th, 11:00:14 UTCValleyfield
2017 November 17th, 12:00:06 UTCValleyfield
2016 November 8th, 14:00:42 UTCMontreal
2015 November 19th, 20:00:54 UTCValleyfield
2015 October 3rd, 10:00:57 UTCDeception Bay
2015 September 20th, 20:00:47 UTCValleyfield
2015 August 5th, 12:00:33 UTCValleyfield
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Photo Comments (13)

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2nd-mate on May 05, 2007 09:55 (11 years ago)
Your absulutly right, she is a siter of the Umiavut wich is also in Amsterdam and will leave for canada next monday!


2nd-mate on May 05, 2007 07:35 (11 years ago)
Hi Pekka,

I am glad you like it, according to somebody from the Spliethoff office we can also get some more E-types this year for there drydock survey! Hope that my favrotie two Eems and Edison also come!


DEREK SANDS on May 05, 2007 04:17 (11 years ago)
Thanks very much, will be in touch
Kent Malo on May 05, 2007 01:54 (11 years ago)
She looks similar to the Umiavut, this vessel Umiavut, flies the Dutch flag about 7 Months of the year, then flies the Canadian flag for the Summer months, travels from Valleyfield Quebec to the Lower Arctic Communities with supplies, its an arrangement they have with the Canadian Government, we don't have enough hulls to service the Lower Artic, we have to improvise, this is one way, we also have foreign tankers that have special permits to haul within Canadian Waters. seen here under Canadian Flag, and Montreal as her home port.
Pekka Laakso on May 04, 2007 21:24 (11 years ago)
Of course I like it, really a great sunny view! Only a bit sad it looks to be her last voyage as LOOTSGRACHT. But its good she will continue in Spliethoffs holding!
2nd-mate on May 04, 2007 20:19 (11 years ago)
Hi Derek,

A friend of mine had the same bike, it's great to drive and indeed very reliable he went a few time to Scotland with it!

When you are in Holland come to Amsterdam, your more then welcome!


DEREK SANDS on May 04, 2007 19:23 (11 years ago)
It is a Honda 650NTV shaft drive.
Not to fast but very reliable.
I use it most days if I can to travel to work.
67 miles round trip everyday!
Bike has nearly 108,000 miles on the clock now and still going strong. Only had it 8 years!
Plans to motorcyle again in Holland some day.
Did it many times when I was younger!
2nd-mate on May 04, 2007 19:17 (11 years ago)
Hi Derek,

That's the best way to chase ships, I drive a GSX-750R my self, what kind of two wheel horse do you have?


DEREK SANDS on May 04, 2007 19:13 (11 years ago)
The motorbike is only used to chase ships.
The rest of the time I drive slowly!
2nd-mate on May 04, 2007 18:41 (11 years ago)
Hi Derek,

Thank you very much, I drive a Volkswagen Transporter for my work so racing is still not to fast! A motorbike would be faster!


DEREK SANDS on May 04, 2007 18:36 (11 years ago)
Three super shots of this one.
They only make rare appearances in my local ports!
Hope you did not drive to fast, I know to my cost this does not amuse the Dutch Police!
2nd-mate on May 04, 2007 18:32 (11 years ago)
Thank you Michael,

I had to race to make a picture of her so I hope Pekka likes it, and I will send my speed ticket to Kotka! 8-)


Michael Brakhage on May 04, 2007 18:12 (11 years ago)
Nice shots of this L-type Spliethoff, 2nd-mate. Pekka (msvnordica) will be pleased.
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